Bernice Cheely passed peacefully on Jan. 27, 2013, surrounded by her family.
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Bernice was born Nov. 20, 1927 in Hanover County, Va. She is survived by sons Needham S. Cheely III and his wife, Suzanne L. Cheely of Williamsburg, and Gary Earl Cheely of San Diego.
She is also survived by grandsons Needham S. Cheely IV of Greenville, N.C.; Mason Earl Cheely of San Diego; Dylan Eric Cheely of Williamsburg; and granddaughter Lauren Ellen Cheely of San Diego.
Bernice retired from AT&T and enjoyed the last 35 years with her family, friends, and relatives. She liked to work in her yard, enjoyed volunteer work after her retirement, and loved anything that involved spending time with her grandchildren.
Bernice was a member of Great Neck Baptist Church.
A private family viewing was held at Hollomon-Brown Great Neck Chapel, followed by a graveside memorial service at Princess Anne Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Bernice's memory to The V Foundation for Cancer Research by going to www.jimmyvorg/get-involved/waystogive/
Condolences may be made to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com and www.vagazette.com
Published in Virginia Gazette from Jan. 31 to Mar. 2, 2013